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Labour’s Allegations On Fuel Scarcity Baseless – Youth Alliance

The Integrity Youth Alliance has described the allegations by the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba that the current fuel scarcity is a conspiracy to remove subsidy, as baseless and reckless.

According to a press release on Wednesday 9th February 2022 signed by Publicity Secretary of the Group, Danjuma Lamido, he said Nigerians are aware of the adulterated fuel imported into the country and the current efforts of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority and the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited in isolating and withdrawing the fuel from the market, including the loaded trucks in transit to ensure vehicular and equipment safety.

“It is high time the Labour Union leaders stop playing politics with the issue of fuel in Nigeria and accept deregulation of the oil sector in line with the Petroleum Industry Act, the statement said.

It will be recalled that speaking at the Nigeria Union of Teachers solemn assembly on Tuesday, the NLC President questioned why there was fuel scarcity immediately after the government stated that it had shelved its decision to remove the fuel subsidy.

Wabba was quoted to have said: “We are very watchful. We have seen that queues are surfacing which means that there is a conspiracy theory to force the policy of removal of fuel subsidy down the throat of Nigerians.

“We have found out that some of these filling stations have products with three to five dispensing machines but they will use one and then close by 5 p.m. This was not the case before the pronouncement of the policy. Filling stations that do operate 24 hours have stopped operating and no one is giving the explanation, Wabba said.

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